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“Content is king.” The statement has been used so much it’s become cliché. Nevertheless, it is still true and creating valuable content means you provide information not available anywhere else.
One way to do this is to do your own research. Collect data online by asking a group of people to provide responses to a question or a series of questions. The information that you collect is uniquely yours so it can be a big selling point for making your book stand out authoritatively.» Continue Reading This Article...
As an author you write to inspire, educate, or entertain others. Always having something valuable to share requires that you dip into other wells just to keep your own creativity at a higher level.
The following list of three writing blogs (taken from Write to Done’s Top 10 Blogs for Writers 2012) are suggested to get you started in your search. Depending on the type of writing you do, fiction, nonfiction, research, etc., these blogs will send you off finding your own writing gurus to check out whenever your inspiration for writing starts to dry up.» Continue Reading This Article...
How important are book reviews for new authors?
The best way to sell books is by word of mouth. The primary way to get that word of mouth rolling is to get your book reviewed.
The more important the book reviewer is the greater exposure your book will have. A book reviewed in the New York Times is going to outperform a book review on a small book blog with 200 readers.» Continue Reading This Article...
One of the easiest ways to build up your brand presence as an author is have your picture show up whenever you write a post or leave a comment on a blog.
It’s fairly simple to do. It will take you about five minutes and your profile image will show up automatically whenever you enter your email address when leaving a blog comment.
To get started go to Gravatar. Type in the email address that you want to be associated with your picture. An email will be sent to you to verify that your email address is correct and with a link to get started.» Continue Reading This Article...
To sell more books you have to let more people be aware of them. If your audience is small, the number of books you sell will be small. If you have a large audience but no one sees your book, you have to work to make it stand out. This article will show you seven ways to make your book stand out among the 14,000,000 readers on Goodreads.com.
1. Become a member of the Goodreads Author Program
This program is completely free. It is designed to help authors reach their target audience and promote their book(s) to them. Over 44,000 authors, including New York Times bestsellers and other national bestselling have their books listed with an author profile. If you are not on it, don’t waste any more time! Sign up and get started.» Continue Reading This Article...
Are you looking for new ways to promote your books?
At Wheatmark, our radar is constantly tuned to picking up the latest publishing and marketing information. The latest “blip” on the screen today was the announcement of a new book service called Bookish.
Their news release stated that “Bookish a one-stop,
comprehensive online destination designed to connect readers with books and authors,
launches today, providing visitors with exclusive content and insider access to A-list
Last year I shared with you two of my favorite free photo editing programs rivaling the expensive Adobe Photoshop in capabilities: GIMP and Paint.Net.
Boy, do times change! My new favorite for 2013 is Pixlr, and here’s why: Pixlr is not a piece of software you need to install; it’s an online image editor right in your web browser! All you need is an Internet connection; you don’t even need to create an account.» Continue Reading This Article...
How can you promote your books during the cold month of January?
Pick one of the events going on below and create a special book sale around the celebration. Focus on a month, a week, or pick a special event that will relate to your book topic.
To start with, January is Book Blitz month. It was first started to focus attention on improving authors’ relationship with the media. Once it became more popular it became a national campaign to promote reading during the month of January.» Continue Reading This Article...
Surprisingly, some of the best book marketing done today is done by introverts. It’s not how loud you shout your message but how well you spread it. Here are nine tips to get the word out about your book without appearing before a camera, holding a microphone, or standing on a stage.
1. Create a book marketing strategy that you will enjoy the most. If it’s interesting and fun, you’ll do it.
2. Pick a marketing project that is within your comfort zone. I know there’s a lot of self-help advice that says if you don’t get out of your comfort zone you won’t get ahead. Well, that’s one bit of advice. Here’s another just as powerful: Better to do something than nothing.
3. Create a blog. Most introverts have no problem writing and sharing in print. If this is you, then blogging is the perfect medium to get the word out. Many think of blogs as public personal diaries, which is not a comfortable thought for introverts. Instead, make your blog about your book, other people’s books, writing tips, a hobby, pets, any niche subject that interests you and is popular enough to get online traffic.» Continue Reading This Article...
Getting media coverage is all about developing relationships. This is why when sending out press releases or news releases it is usually best to start with your local media. You will have a much better chance of making a connection. To get started, make a list of all the top TV stations, news radio stations and newspapers in your city. You can use newslink.org to find a state and national listing of US newspapers, radio and TV.
Once you have targeted a media website to send a release, look for a link such as “Contact us,” “News tips,” or “Submit press release.” If you can’t find a link or an email, call the news department and ask who you can email or fax a press release to directly. Many news sites have forms that you can paste your press release into and and submit it. Once you have a basic release written, tweak it for each site to make it as relevant and personal as possible.» Continue Reading This Article...
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